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Change, what change? Zuma’s cronies on list

Ah well, there goes our shortlived hope!For a moment there, there was hope that the ANC may have turned the corner. With Cyril Ramaphosa smiling and saying all the right words, we really hoped the ANC had changed, and maybe had seen enough to renew itself.
However, the ANC’s actions have now shown their true intentions.
Maybe we should not be surprised especially in view of the ANC’s internal divisions.
That it often speaks from both ends of the mouth should not be surprising.
Nor should it be surprising for it to say one thing through its president, and yet do something entirely different.
The sense of how Cyril Ramaphosa seems in open conflict with his own organisation is no small matter.
It pronounces the doubt in the country that he could successfully attend to the country’s desperately needed turn-around while at the same time fighting off the daggers which are drawn out for him in his doomed political party.
So, brace yourselves South Africa! If it is up to the ANC, we will see the old guard who propped up Zuma during his unforgivably destructive tenure back in parliament and possibly government.
Bathabile Dlamini, Malusi Gigaba, Nomvula Mokonyane, Faith Muthambi, Collen Maine, Mosebenzi Zwane among others made it to the ANC’s list of MPs and MPLs.
This is a strong team of the captains of the Zuma era.
These guys are well-trained and schooled in the political trickery of the past decade.
What they are not schooled at for sure is running a clean, efficient and productive administration.
If Zuma became a formidable problem for the country because he ascended to presidential office with allegations of corruption, you haven’t seen a thing.
That cloud of corruption allegations saw a president who never had the eye on the ball, so to speak, but only used office to defend himself from going to jail.
In the process he destroyed every organ of state he could get his hands on. You have to imagine what is coming our way now.
You have a number of Zuma’s copies going into office with the same kinds of corruption allegations.
If they make it into government, we will have a gang of rogue politicians using every state resource available to defend themselves from these allegations, with untold enthusiasm for the destruction of every organ of state which can send them to jail.
With a team like this deep inside the ANC, forget any turnaround. We will have no government really.
One of those captains of the Zuma era is Ace Magashule who was blessed with the powerful position of secretary-general by the ANC.
And my, the man is ecstatic with the amount of “work” he has done so far.
Listen to his language and you will notice the tinge of arrogance which peppers the speech of those who think their plans have come together.
He defends the inclusion of “comrades” like him who have questions to answer like this: “You are talking about people who have never been charged. Why do you want to single out people because they are out here in the media with allegation?
“Why do you want to deal with Nomvula? What has she done?” said Magashule.
We know this language, it is Zuma’s language.
But this is also the same language used by the ANC previously to defend Zuma, who did everything possible to stop his appearance before court to answer “allegations” against him.
These types of politicians never see anything wrong with what they have done or with what their colleagues have done.
However, what they cannot fully control is how our people will vote.
In Magashule’s attempt to verbally ensure a racially defined support base for the ANC, the devious man said:
“Our hope is not based on colour, and therefore people cannot say that whites this time are going to vote ANC - as if blacks are not actually going to vote ANC.”
In an effort to secure a “black” vote, Magashule thinks denying the need for a “white” vote will do the trick, but in the same sentence he says they base no hope on race.
Double speaking, dishonourable people like Magashule will only be dealt with by our people’s emphatic vote away from this madness...

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